West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Laini Unger, The Reverend Dan Snider, Tim Clinger, Jennifer Fitzwater, Rod Good, Darlene Bassler, Elbert Sorrell, Brenda Wright, Jeremy Mohr, Karen Ulrich Maalouf, Macie Arndts, Liam Bassler, Darlene Bassler, Anna Beneke, Zayne Morris, Mike Ehler, Annilou Belvo, Skylar Reckers, Joe Smith, Traci Marker

Anniversaries this week: Mike and Abbie Steele, Adam and Amanda Beneke.

TVS Football Boosters Beef Raffle

Twin Valley South Football Boosters will be raffling off tickets for two winners to each receive 1/2 a beef plus processing at $10 each ticket or 15 tickets for $100. Raffle ponsored by Austin and Lindsey Cole and Brad and Mary Johnson, and also J&W Show Cattle and Harris Cattle Company. The drawing will be held Nov. 1. Winners do not need to be present to win. Payment via cash, PayPal ([email protected]) or Venmo (@mandybishop03).

Beggar’s Night

Trick or Treat in the Village will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO takes place every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird Games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. All players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

Turkey Shoot

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club’s 40th annual Turkey Shoot takes place at 1 p.m. each Sunday through Nov. 20. The public is welcome. There is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Contact Floyd Weimer at 336-1618, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.

Christmas in the Village Craft Show

Christmas in the Village Craft Show, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Sorority, will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Twin Valley South High School, 101 Education Drive, from noon-5 p.m. This free admission indoor event will have a small, cash-only snack bar in addition to arts, crafts, independent consultants, baked goods, and more. Vendors can register for 10×10 spaces by calling or texting Bevin Hager at 937-207-8151. Deadline for vendor applications is Nov. 1.

Breakfast with Santa

Alpha Kappa Sorority is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8-10 a.m. at Twin Valley South High School, 100 Education Drive. What a great way to kick off the holidays by bringing your family for a delicious breakfast, and taking pictures with Santa. Tickets are pre-order only with no sales at the door. Tickets are $7 each, plus an additional $3 per specialized ornament with your child’s name. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, Nov. 25. To order tickets, call or text Bevin Hager at 937-207-8151. Doors open at 8a.m. with breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. Pictures with Santa begin at 9a.m., and the event ends at 10 a.m.

Library News

Kids, teens and adults can pick up a Weekly Grab and Go Kit to complete at the library or take home and finish later.

We are continuing our Magnet of the Month through 2022. Pick up your Magnet of the Month punch card. After you complete your magnet, bring it, or a picture of it, to show us in order to get your card stamped. Collect all 12 punches to be entered into our grand prize drawing at 16 N. Main St.

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop in for complimentary coffee, a cookie, or baked-good. Bring a friend and pull up a chair for an open, honest, and friendly conversation about faith, life, and today’s social issues and how they relate to the Bible, with a local pastor.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship every Sunday at 10a.m. at 20 E. South St. Visit our website, www.stjohnwestalex.net.

Church of the Brethren

Join us for socially-distanced services on Sundays at 10:30a.m. in person, on 99.5FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., or live on the WACOB Facebook page.

The Annual Turkey Supper is open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. Dine-in or carry-out meals are $12 for adults ages 13 and older, $6 for children 5-12, and kids 4 and under eat free. Elevator accessible for dine-in. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call the church phone at 937-839-5417.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Worship takes place Sundays at 9 a.m. at 2139 Enterprise Road.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Kids, for children ages preschool through sixth grade, meets every Wednesday. Join us for dinner at 6 p.m. and children’s programming from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for fun, games, songs and Bible stories every Wednesday.

Salem Kids Annual Harvest Party will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. for fun, food, games and a hayride. Dinner is included. Parents and families are welcome to attend at the Unger’s Farm, 651 N. Preble County Line Road.

Marie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship applications can be found in a folder on the Church Secretary’s door and on the shelf at the back of the Sanctuary. The completed application and the required documents are due no later than October 30 and can be returned to the Church Secretary’s office, or mailed. The Finance Committee will review the completed applications. Awards will be made in early January. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Chesney at 937 336-2027 or [email protected].

The women provide a meal to the Homeless Shelter in Eaton on the fourth Monday of every month.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study group meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall every third Saturday.

High School and Middle School Bible Study takes place every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday School takes place at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at 70 E. Dayton Street. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church – West Alexandria.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to Commissaries overseas where they are accepted up to 2 months past expiration. Place them in the Church Library basket or contact Linda Wick. Please no local restaurants or pet supply coupons.

The October special offering has been designated to the Community Action Partnership Thanksgiving Meal at the Fairgrounds.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent

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